Labourer’s hand chopped off in MP after he asked for pending wages – Bhopal News

As per the police, Ashok Saket who had been working as a development employee for Ganesh Mishra in Dolmau village of Rewa district demanded his cost which was due for previous couple of months.

Saket visited Mishra’s home and asked him to clear his cost. Mishra refused to provide his cost saying he has already cleared it.

“Refusing to clear payment of labourer resulted into heated argument between Mishra and Saket. In the mean time, Mishra went inside and came out with a sword and attacked Saket. Mishra tried to hit Saket on his neck, but he defended with his hand. Due to this, one of his hand was chopped off,” Shiv Kumar Verma, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Rewa informed IANS.

After the incident, Mishra ran away to flee from the police. Mishra’s members of the family modified Saket’s garments (stained with blood). “They (Mishra’s family) tried to hide severed hand and blood stained clothes. As Saket’s condition deteriorated, some villagers rushed him to a government hospital and informed the police,” Verma added.

Subsequently, the district police reached the spot and search operation was launched on Saturday night time. “Mishra was arrested around 50 km away from the spot. We also got severed hand and handed over to the doctors treating Saket in the hospital,” he added.

Saket’s situation is vital and is admitted in the ICU ward, stated a senior physician in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital (SGMH) in Rewa.

The district police have arrested primary accused Ganesh Mishra and two of his brothers below try to homicide. They have been booked below part 307 (try to homicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (prevention of atrocities) Act was additionally imposed in opposition to the accused.

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